[SATLUG] Browsing problem I hope the braintrust can solve

Scott Hensch sahensch at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 10:02:10 CST 2011


Borries,

I've added the nameservers you suggested, and disabled the one that
were listed. I had a line in resove.conf file 127.0.1.1 Scott-desktop.
I also disabled it. I did not have a host.conf file and created one
containg the info you provided.

Scott

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:20 AM, Borries Demeler
<demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
>>
>> When you ping and traceroute, are you using the IP addresses or the
>> domain names?  I could be way off the mark, but i would check to see if
>> that install is using a caching DNS server that for some reason is no
>> longer getting results for new lookups.  Possibly a corrupted/missing
>> config file for the local DNS server/settings.
>
> Scott, I think the suggestion above is most likely to cure the symptoms
> you are describing. I was thinking the same thing - before you reinstall
> you ought to try changing the name server setting in your /etc/resolv.conf
> file. Just for kicks, you may want to temporarily plug in a different
> name server, for example:
>
> nameserver 208.67.222.222
> nameserver 208.67.220.220
>
> and disable your current nameserver, and see if this fixes the issue.
>
> Also check /etc/hosts and /etc/host.conf to make sure they are
> properly set up.
>
> /etc/hosts should have at a minimum this line:
>
> # For loopbacking.
> 127.0.0.1   localhost
>
> /etc/host.conf should look like:
>
> order hosts, bind
> multi on
>
> Someone else suggested to check the proxy settings. Unless you
> have a strange setup, this should not be necessary.
>
> -Borries
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